The Walking Dead continues to grow in popularity. The mid-season return of the AMC series had a record-shattering 12.3 million viewers Sunday evening.
The series beat out the Grammys, which only bolstered 7.7 million viewers for the same time slot.
In total, 16.6 million viewers watched Walking Dead last night combining the 9 PM premiere and 11 PM, midnight and 2 AM encores on AMC. The series was back Sunday for the last eight episodes of its third season after a break of more than two months.